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Know the Enemy: Identify Weeds in Lawn

When it comes to having a beautiful lawn, weeds are the bane of every homeowner. Weeds detract from the appearance of your lawn. Weeds compete with your grass — robbing it of nutrients, water, and space. To have the lawn of your dreams and one that is the envy of the neighborhood, you need to determine the types of lawn weeds you have so that you can find the best strategy to wipe them out. 13 Common Types of Lawn Weeds Although some weeds have attractive foliage and beautiful blooms, and many are even edible, they don’t belong in your…
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Five Lawn Care Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

There are two kinds of homeowners: People with lush green lawns and those who envy them. Caring for lawns is both an art and a science. It takes time to understand how to properly maintain a perfectly manicured lawn. In addition, local conditions can create unique problems with weed and pest control. If you are frustrated by your lawn, here are five mistakes you could be making 1) Cutting Too Aggressively If the grass is growing quickly, it may be tempting to cut it very short. However, removing more than the top 1/3 of the grass can damage the plants.…
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Guide to a Lush Lawn

Wondering how you can grow and maintain a lush lawn? There are several steps that you can follow in order to keep your grass looking beautiful and healthy. Getting the lawn of your dreams will require that you adopt a routine to keep grass healthy and address any threats in good time. Here are a few tips to help you have the best lawn in your neighborhood. Aerate Your Soil Aerating the soil plays a crucial role in helping to keep your lawn looking great and healthy. By creating holes in the soil to loosen the particles, you will ensure…

Why Choose Big League Lawns

If you are ready to find out how we can make your lawn healthier and more beautiful, give us a call today. Also, be sure to ask about current special!  What Makes Big League Lawns Stand Above the Rest Reviews Many companies offer a Lower Price; but they may have Low Ratings that come with it!  In this business, you can't be the Best and be the Cheapest at the same time.   Every week we talk to people that went with the lowest price they could find in the past and are now looking for better results. Do your homework...…

Drought Stress in Lawns

Why does my grass look tired in the summer, even though I water it regularly? We hear this question frequently, and it’s a good one. The lawn needs a change from season to season, and what worked for the grass in spring might leave it starving for water in the summer – what we call a “drought stressed lawn.” You'll see it in the brown grass that's greener in the shade, and lack of bounce-back when you walk on your lawn. It’s not hard to fix and common in Utah. If your lawn is suffering from drought stress, here are…
Lawn-care Tips for Spring in Utah - Big League Lawns Ogden

5 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring in Utah

Springtime in Utah is often dramatic with high winds, snow flurries and sunshine, and rainbows - sometimes all in one day! Utahans like to joke that the beginning of spring, March 20th or 21st, is actually called Sprinter. When we finally roll into true spring-like weather with melting snow and warmer temperatures, it is time to think about getting a head start on lawn care. Big League Lawns suggests keeping in mind the following 5 tips to prepare your lawn for spring in Utah. Remove Debris Begin your lawn care regime by removing large debris like branches, then rake to…
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When to Winterize Your Lawn in Utah

With approximately six months of measurable snowfall, lawn care professionals are often asked questions about when to winterize your lawn in Utah to achieve healthy, beautiful grass for the rest of the year. Lawn winterizing applications within the fall months of October and November are critical for building a strong cool-season grass root system and encouraging new spring growth with a combination of special regionally-formulated fertilizer and aeration. Understanding Utah's Four Seasons It is important to understand the environmental conditions in Utah along with local soil types to build and maintain an attractive, sturdy lawn. Our beautiful state of Utah…
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3 Ways to Keep Bugs Out

You may be frustrated with seeing insects crawling around your house. Or, perhaps you're fed up with swatting mosquitos while trying to entertain friends out on the deck. Big League Lawns can control pests in and around your home and yard by taking one or more measures to minimize – or even prevent – the annual fall insect migration into your home. Three types of barriers provide an effective measure of protection against insects: physical, chemical, and cultural. Physical Barriers A physical bug barrier blocks the openings bugs use to access your home. Using physical barriers is an excellent way to prevent…
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3 Ways to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

Grass absorbs all the water, energy and nutrients it can during the fall and winter so it can grow tall and exceedingly green in spring. So, when the last leaf falls to the ground, will your lawn be prepared for winter? Keep Mowing Cut and water your lawn as usual throughout the fall. When winter temperatures arrive and the lawn begins to go dormant, take the next step in preparing your lawn for winter… Lower the blade on your mower. Use the last couple of mowings to cut the grass down to about 1½ inches tall. Try not to cut more than…
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How to Prevent Snow Mold (and what to do if you get it)

The temperatures have risen and the snow has melted. You expect to be greeted by a lush green lawn, but instead, your once beautiful yard looks horrible!  What caused this to happen? Is it still alive? Don’t panic! It’s going to be okay. Your lawn may have snow mold, a type of fungus that damages and sometimes kills grass, generally in late winter. Snow mold, sometimes referred to as snow rot, is a turf disease that flourishes under wet leaves and snow in the winter months. Snow mold’s damage usually occurs in small circular grayish or pinkish patches, and can…
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